Using stolen computer processing cycles to mine Bitcoin

A team of computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has taken an unprecedented, in-depth look at how malware operators use the computers they infect to mine Bitcoin, a virtual currency whose value is highly volatile.  

FCC database to track stolen phones

The Federal Communications Commission is hoping to drastically reduce cellphone theft with the introduction of a new, national database of phone IDs.

Silicon Valley in lockdown over stolen Droid phone

The state of California may be bankrupt, but that unfortunate fact didn't stop three law enforcement agencies and a sheriff's helicopter from conducting an all-out search for a man who allegedly stole a Droid smartphone.